Crucial Conflict

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Crucial Conflict is a Chicago hip hop group best known for its 1996 single "Hay" (from the album The Final Tic) and "Scummy" (from the album Good Side, Bad Side). Blending Cypress Hill's weed philosophy with a self-styled hopalong hip-hop sound based on the Old West, Chicago's Crucial Conflict hit the airwaves in 1996 with the marijuana ode "Hay." Members Wildstyle, Kilo, Coldhard, and Never grew up on Chicago's West Side and began rapping as a way to pass time on the mean streets.
They frequently collaborate with fellow Chicago rappers Do or Die and Twista. With fast-paced raps, they were being compared with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, whom they later ended up feuding. When the hit "Hay" was released, it improved the sales of the band's album The Final Tic. Signed to the UNIV label in 1996, the foursome hit the R&B Top Five with the June release of The Final Tic, which went gold later that year. Good Side, Bad Side followed in 1998. After ten years of label conflicts and time spent collaborating on local projects, Crucial Conflict returned with Planet Crucon in 2008. New material failed to appear, but the group remained an active live act, including an appearance at the 2015 SXSW festival during Twista's Midwestern Artists Showcase.
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Albums

DD6149 Crucial Conflict - Crucial Times album art Crucial Conflict Crucial Times (Album) TCR&R Productions DD6149 US 1993 Sell This Version
U4P-1037 Crucial Conflict - The Final Tic album art Crucial Conflict The Final Tic (Album) Pallas Records U4P-1037 US 1996 Sell This Version
UD-53163 Crucial Conflict - Good Side Bad Side album art Crucial Conflict Good Side Bad Side (Album) Pallas Records, Raw Dope Productions, Universal Records UD-53163 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Crucial Conflict - Ill-Legal-The Street Mix Tape album art Crucial Conflict Ill-Legal-The Street Mix Tape(CD, Album, Mixed, Promo) Not on Label (Crucial Conflict) none US 2003 Sell This Version
BCW 7301 Crucial Conflict - Planet Crucon album art Crucial Conflict Planet Crucon(CD, Album) Buckwild Records BCW 7301 US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

U8P 1122 Crucial Conflict - Showdown album art Crucial Conflict Showdown Universal Records U8P 1122 US 1996 Sell This Version
U5P 1067 Crucial Conflict - Ride The Rodeo/Lil Advice album art Crucial Conflict Ride The Rodeo/Lil Advice (Single) Pallas Records U5P 1067 US 1996 Sell This Version
352185-1DJ Crucial Conflict - Hay album art Crucial Conflict Hay (Maxi, Single) Universal Records 352185-1DJ US 1996 Sell This Version
U5P-1351 Crucial Conflict - Scummy album art Crucial Conflict Scummy (Single) Pallas Records U5P-1351 US 1998 Sell This Version
MKM1999 Crucial Conflict - Grind On album art Bdef* Featuring Crucial Conflict Bdef* Featuring Crucial Conflict - Grind On(12") MKM Productions (2) MKM1999 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Crucial Conflict - Ride Out, Dip Out & Wangin album art Crucial Conflict Ride Out, Dip Out & Wangin(CD, Maxi, Promo) Buckwild Records none US 2007 Sell This Version
CC01 Crucial Conflict - Ride The Rodeo EP album art Crucial Conflict Ride The Rodeo EP(12", EP) Not On Label (Crucial Conflict) CC01 US Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

none Crucial Conflict - Electronic Press Kit album art Crucial Conflict Electronic Press Kit(VHS, Promo) Pallas Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
none Crucial Conflict - Showdown album art Crucial Conflict Showdown(VHS, Advance, Promo) Universal, Pallas Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
none Crucial Conflict - Ride The Rodeo album art Crucial Conflict Ride The Rodeo(VHS, Advance, Promo) Universal, Pallas Records none US 1996 Sell This Version
none Crucial Conflict - Scummy album art Crucial Conflict Scummy(VHS, Promo) Universal none US 1998 Sell This Version